Time Magazine (search) appears unfazed by criticism that the media dwells too much on bad news from Iraq. This week's cover of Time shows President Bush last spring after landing on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. Emblazoned over the picture is the headline: "Mission Not Accomplished: How Bush Misjudged the Task of Fixing Iraq."

The article that accompanies the headline reads, "The mission wasn't accomplished then, and it still is not…the reconstruction of Iraq has proved far more difficult than any official assumed it would be."

However, OpinionJournal.com went back to the president's May 1st speech and found that the president did not ignore that tough times lay ahead: "We have difficult work to do in Iraq. We're bringing order to parts of that country that remain dangerous… The transition from dictatorship to democracy will take time, but it is worth every effort. Our coalition will stay until our work is done. Then we will leave, and we will leave behind a free Iraq."

And that's the Asman Observor.


 

David Asman joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1997 and currently serves as host of "Forbes on FOX," a weekend half-hour program that offers an informative look at the business week (Saturday from 11:00-11:30 AM/ET). Asman is also an anchor on FOX Business Network, where he co-hosts "After the Bell" (4-5 PM/ET) with anchor Melissa Francis.